No further proof is needed that agents really are spectacularly generous when it comes to raising money for your favourite causes.
At the Agents Giving Ball on Friday evening – the best to date, by the way – Agents Giving chairman Peter Knight announced that to date, £80,000 of grants have been made by Agents Giving from the Rightmove fund and that the estate agency recipients have raised £1,004,230 for literally hundreds of different charities, large and small – and this figure is rising almost daily.
The Rightmove fund, launched two years ago, supports agents as they set up their fund-raising causes.
What a fantastic news story to be able to report.
The ball was also a great success – and huge congratulations to Maxine Lester who won the Agents Strictly Come Dancing competition.
Thanks also to those who bid to have lunch with Simon Whale, with the auction conducted by Jamie Cooke of iamsold. Winners were Simon Woodcock and Mark Manning with Eurolink winning the third place at what will undoubtedly be a party. The venue is to be Dans Le Noir, where diners eat in the dark. We feel this should be the cue for some jokes, but leave it to our readers.
The Whale also participated in the Strictly Come Dancing contest. If you want to see estate agency’s answer to Ed Balls, brace yourselves. To be honest, it’s enough to trigger Clause 50.